Withdrawal from the University

Students who wish to withdraw from the University may do so in the first two-thirds of any term. Contact the Vice President for Student Affairs to initiate an official withdrawal from the University. Students should also consult with course instructors and their academic advisor.

If two-thirds of the scheduled term has been completed, the student will be allowed to withdraw from the university only under documented, mitigating circumstances such as prolonged illness, a death in the immediate family, etc., pending approval by the Office of Student Affairs.

After the official Add/Drop period, but before the withdrawal deadline, a student wishing to withdraw entirely from the University will be given a grade of “W” for all courses except variable credit and short-term courses. Once two-thirds of the scheduled class time in any course has been completed, a student wishing to withdraw from the University will be given a “W” grade for each course.

Withdrawal from Variable Credit and Short Term Courses

After 15 percent of the course has been completed, a student wishing to withdraw from the University during a term when they are enrolled in a variable credit or short-term course (e.g., internship, practicum, field experience, independent study, HWTR 100) must receive the approval of the supervising instructor. If a student obtains this authorization, a grade of “W” or a “WF” may be assigned. The academic advisor can explain the guidelines and consequences resulting from dropping or withdrawing from selected courses. If a course has already concluded the student will receive the grade earned for the course.

Withdrawal in Absentia

If illness, injury or other circumstances prevent a student from being on campus to request withdrawal from the University in person, the student may notify the Office of Student Affairs (970.943.2011) and request that the Vice President for Student Affairs act as the student’s agent in notifying course instructors and the student’s advisor.